SAFEGUARDING

Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:

In the Parish: Laura Kille,  Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator, 01636 611345

In the Diocese: Donna Bernard- Carlin, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, 01636 817200

Out of Hours for Children & Adults:

  • Nottinghamshire: 0300 456 4546

  • Nottingham City Council: 0115 876 1000

  • Bawtry: 01302 796 000

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CONTACT US

 

Christ Church

Boundary Road

Newark

NG24 4AJ

01636 611345

  Services  

8am Traditional Communion

The 8am service is a quiet, reflective service with Holy Communion, and without any music. It takes place every Sunday. 

10am Morning Worship

At 10am every Sunday we have our main family-friendly service, where people of all ages are welcome. It's very informal - you can wear what you like! We sing a wide range of songs and there is a real sense of community. Come along and try it out!

There are usually separate groups for children for part of the service, but on the first Sunday of the month we have a special All-Age Service where everyone stays together and the service is short, fun and interactive.

We share Holy Communion on the second and fourth Sundays of the month.

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  Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals  

Baptisms

Baptism (sometimes called a Christening for very young children) is the start of an amazing journey of faith for your child and a special day for all your friends and family. Baptism is a sign of belonging to the family of the church. 

At Christ Church we ask parents to attend the church for a while before we arrange a date for the baptism of a child. That's because in baptism you make promises that you will bring the child up as part of the church family - regularly attending services and encouraging them to pray and read the Bible. The church family is there to support you so that your child’s baptism can be the beginning of a journey with God which continues for the rest of their life.

If you're interested in getting your baby baptised then do come along to a 10am service and speak to the vicar afterwards. We love to welcome new families at Christ Church and it would be great to see you. If you're worried about how suitable the service may be for your child then you might like to try out the first Sunday of the month to begin with, as this is especially suitable for young children.
 
It's worth noting that increasingly many people come to baptism when they are older.  For them, it is a personal response to God’s love.  Together with the church family they rejoice in what Jesus Christ has done for them and express their own commitment to him.  
 
Some people therefore decide they'd prefer to wait until their child can make the decision for themselves.  If so, we are very happy to offer a Service of Thanksgiving (sometimes called a Dedication) instead. 
 
Contact Paul or Liz for an initial conversation on 01636 611345.

Weddings

Congratulations if you are thinking of getting married! We love to help people celebrate and few celebrations are bigger than a wedding.
 
Lots of people like the idea of getting married in church for all kinds of reasons. But where do you start? And people usually have lots of questions, such as:

  • Do we have to live in the parish or be connected to the church?

  • Does it have to be very formal or can it be designed to suit our family?

  • What about the legal aspects?

  • How much does it cost?

  • What support is there as we get ready for this significant step?

  • What if one of us has been married before?

  • What are ‘banns of marriage’ and do we need these to be read?

 
We can help you with all of these questions and more.
 
If you would like to explore the possibility of being married at Christ Church, the best thing to do is to contact Paul or Liz for an initial conversation on 01636 611345.
 
A great website designed especially for you is www.yourchurchwedding.org
 
Have a look and we can chat it all through when you call.

Funerals

We are here to help you through one of life’s most difficult times. Our funeral service is available to everyone, churchgoers or not. You can come to church, or we will come with you to the Crematorium or Cemetery and lead the service there. We want to help. We offer support before, during and after the event, for as long as it’s needed.
 
We always begin by arranging to see you. We shape what we offer around your needs. We want to give thanks for the person you have lost and to base the service around them. It is important to us that the funeral itself is as personal as possible. Every person is unique, and we will encourage you to help us make the funeral reflect their life and character.
 
Our message at funerals is always one of hope. Although there is sadness because someone you know and love has died, in every Church of England funeral there will also be a message of hope in life with God after death. 
 
If you have lost a special person, your bereavement will take time. It can help you to know that support is there when needed. You may value a place to talk, or to be still, or to light a candle.  You may value the prayers of the church. You may even want to come to church yourself.
 
Do get in touch with Paul or Liz to speak further about how we can help: 01636 611345.  

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